Repeat Prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways:
- Online via My Health Online. You will need to pre-register for a user ID and Pin at reception.
- Via the telephone or in person with Dudley Taylor Pharmacy (Primary Resource Centre, Blaenavon 01495 790594)
- Via the telephone or in person at Well Chemist (14 Broad Street, Blaenavon 01495 790293)
- In writing at Blaenavon Medical Practice reception.
It is not possible to order prescriptions over the telephone with the practice.
For urgent medication requests, please call into the surgery to speak to the prescribing clerk. Inform either the prescription clerk or your GP if you are no longer taking any of the medication on your repeat prescription.
Please allow 48 hours if you have ordered your prescription directly at the practice or 72 hours if it has been ordered from a pharmacy.
It is good practice for a patient to have an annual medication review if on regular medication. These medication reviews are normally undertaken by a practice nurse/practice pharmacist or occasionally a GP. You will be prompted when your annual medication review is due.
Repeat Dispensing is a new way of getting your prescription without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time.
How does Repeat Dispensing Work?
Your doctor will give you several prescription forms; a “repeatable prescription” (a prescription with “RA” on it that is signed by the doctor) also a set of “batch prescriptions” (prescriptions with “RD” on them, not signed by the doctor). The new repeatable prescriptions cannot be hand written.
With these prescriptions you can collect your medicines from the pharmacy at regular intervals for up to 12 months without having to contact your doctor. Your doctor will decide how often you should collect your prescription and how long it will last for.
Do I need to see my doctor before I get a new repeatable prescription?
Yes, your doctor will make sure it is safe for you to get your medicines in this new way. Not all medicines can be supplied on a repeatable prescription.